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by agavedave
Thu May 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: compost
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: compost

I just mix up my own from whatever I can get my hands on. Mostly Sterilised top soil Molar clay (cat litter or absorbant granules) calcined flint (Meadowview Horticultural Potting Grit Eco) or Melcourt Potting grit Coir or Melcourt Sylvagrow Vitax Q4+ fertiliser base then add more of the larger mola...
by agavedave
Wed May 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: agave hybrids
Replies: 0
Views: 55

agave hybrids

Some of my hybrids

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Wed May 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt
Replies: 0
Views: 61

ready to bolt

Just dragged this one out of the GH. It started to look like it was ready last September but hasn't made much progress since. It didn't take any of my blood this time.

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Wed May 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave Pollen Experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Agave Pollen Experiments

The silica gel trick is used by museums to control humidity in display cases, Just like mixing hot and cold water. It relies on having a large excess conditioned to the target humidity so that any residual moisture and seepage into the case doesn't have much effect on the equilibrium RH in the short...
by agavedave
Wed May 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave Pollen Experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Agave Pollen Experiments

Lithium Chloride £61 for 500 g on VWR, yes it's not cheap, one reason to use what you can find in the kitchen cupboard if it will do the job. A kg of Calcium Chloride on Amazon is £3.78 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kilrock-DAMPCLEAR1KG-500-Refill-Bag/dp/B00T4OCW0E Another cheap way if you have a reliabl...
by agavedave
Tue May 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave Pollen Experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Agave Pollen Experiments

Hi folks, I currently have a fairly big lophantha building up steam but not sure if it will bolt this year or not. The leaves in the center are getting smaller and thinner, lost all of their marginal teeth and there seems to be a bulge forming at their base. I'll post some pics once I have it outsid...
by agavedave
Mon May 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fans for ventilation?
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Fans for ventilation?

Had one of these for 4 years in a 10 x 8 GH

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honeywell-Powe ... 003KHJO6G/


Dave..
by agavedave
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Molar clay cat litter - alternative source to Tesco
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Molar clay cat litter - alternative source to Tesco

I Got some from here
https://www.eurocarparts.com/spillage-c ... -materials

Product Code: 542770770

Even cheaper if you use the discount code for this weekend

Same as the tesco stuff but without the perfume

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Limescale on plastic pots
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Limescale on plastic pots

Kettle descaler or white vinegar
by agavedave
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: White pots
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: White pots

For my small pots for first year agave seedlings, I cut up sleeves from thick white paper(old calendars usually have a clean backside), glue the ends with pva and then use them as pot covers to save cooking the roots of young plants. Just lay a pot on a sheet of paper and roll it across while tracin...